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Date Reported: 13th January 2009 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Account Update
Apparent Sender:
 Nationwide Whats this?
Return Address:
 Nationwide Building Society < accountupdate@ > Whats this?
Email Format:  Text Whats this?
URL of Web Content: aspID=36fa456af035ee9e6b18 673a86a97bcbe10.htm Whats this?
 UK Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Nationwide by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • Nationwide never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual Nationwide URL.
"Due to minor technical fault on our SSL server, we are upgrading our SSL server so as to prevent any future problem."

Dear Online Account Holder,

Due to minor technical fault on our SSL server, we are upgrading our SSL server so as to prevent any future problem. While the upgrading is in progress,all account holder of Nationwide Building Society are adviced to switch over to our temporal SSL Server,so you can continue with your online banking access as normal. We will also be increasing more security on our website so as to put an end to all fraudulent activities. You are advice to switch to our temporal SSL Server.

We regret any inconvenience.

To switch to our temporal SSL server, follow the link below. Temporal SSL Server to continue the switching process.

Failure to switch over might disconnect you from our Internet banking until our SSL Server is re-installed.

Thank you.
Customer Service
Nationwide Building Society
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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